K12 Headlines

3/4/2014

3/4/2014

Indiana moved a step closer to mandating concussion-awareness training for football coaches and requiring a 24-hour waiting period for players who suffer concussions.

3/4/2014

The Cleveland district agreed to support two new charter schools. The Lakeshore Intergenerational School will be in partnership with the Breakthrough charter while the Global Ambassadors Leadership Academy would be a city school running Mandarin and Spanish-language immersion programs.

3/4/2014

The Utah Senate endorsed a bill that would remove requirements for parents who home-school their children to follow state curriculum guidelines and school hour requirements.

3/4/2014

The state's Senate approved a bill that would create a pilot program to let three cash-strapped districts sell advertising on school buses, with the money raised going to transportation costs.

3/4/2014

Richfield Public Schools has selected Steven Unowsky as its next superintendent. He will replace the retiring Robert Slotterback who has served as superintendent since 2008.

3/4/2014

The Alexandria City board plans to approve Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as its new Superintendent of Schools at the March 6 scheduled School Board meeting. Crawley was named interim superintendent in October 2013.

3/4/2014

Students in foster care move schools 1-2 times a year, and by the time they age out of the system, over one third will have experienced five or more school moves. Children are estimated to lose 4-6 months of academic progress per move.

3/4/2014

EdStart.com announced that it has acquired ExitTicket from Leadership Public Schools, a charter network of four San Francisco Bay urban high schools. The system was designed directly in the classroom to accelerate student performance.

3/4/2014

Reading Rainbow (RR) and Kindermusik International (KI) are partnering to combine KI’s research-based musical learning curriculum with RR’s mobile reading service in a digital library available on tablet devices with new digital content.

3/4/2014

While many schools have banned use of personal gadgets in class, others now encourage it. Ads may pop up in the course of those classroom Web activities, or during the social media checking and Web browsing done between classes.

3/4/2014

According to a recent San Francisco State University study, Individualized Education Plan goals written with the support of Goalbook contained two and a half times more information for planning and measuring a student’s success.

3/4/2014

Paul Ash, who has served as superintendent for nearly nine years, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015 to take a new position at a large national educational consulting company.

3/4/2014

Gas costs, budget cuts and jam-packed school days loaded with tests have all cut back on field trips that used to dot educational calendars. But if schools find a willing partner, they could easily replicate the idea behind the "school with no walls."

3/4/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission voted to reject a Lewiston-Auburn school that would be affiliated with an imam tied to political upheaval in Turkey, but did approve the state’s first Web-based charter school.

3/4/2014

At its core, the Keystone Exams and the underlying Common Core curriculum are not just about public school students' academic achievement. The forces behind the push are as much economic as they are educational.

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